Courthouse foundation, walls poured

Courthouse foundation, walls poured

County receives $2.5 million in state funding for project The final piece of funding for the new...

Longhorns, camels big hits

Longhorns, camels big hits

Carnival Lights and Country Nights With new features, such as the Legendary Longhorns, mutton...

Former property manager charged

Former property manager charged

Indictment alleges thefts from clients A woman who operated the Madras Property Management...

Birthing center temporarily closes

Birthing center temporarily closes

30-day closure planned as hospital adds OB nurses Expectant mothers hoping to deliver their...


Madras Latest News

July 22, 2015

Pioneer garners awards

by Tony Ahern
The Madras Pioneer won two awards at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest. The awards were announced by the ONPA at its annual convention last week.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A motorcyclist was hospitalized after his motorcycle went through a barbwire fence and ended up 75 yards off Lone Pine Road, between Jefferson and Crook counties early Saturday morning, July 18.
July 22, 2015

High-speed crash injures motorcyclist

by Madras Pioneer
On Northwest Lone Pine Road A single-vehicle motorcycle crash injured a former Culver man early July 18, on the southeastern edge of Jefferson County. At approximately 2:32 a.m., a sergeant from…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Moving Wall visits Camden, Tenn., in 2011.
July 20, 2015

Milwaukie parade to honor Vietnam service, Moving Memorial Wall

by Raymond Rendleman
On Saturday, July 25, American Legion Post 180 and the Milwaukie Rotary Club will help organize the city of Milwaukie’s Honoring Military Service & Sacrifice Parade that coincides with the 50th…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Following an attempted traffic stop and police pursuit July 10, a 1992 Honda Accord left Southwest Feather Drive and crashed into a tree, killing the driver, who was ejected, and injuring a passenger.
July 15, 2015

Pursuit ends in crash, death of Culver man

by Holly M. Gill
Passenger transported by Life Flight A 33-year-old Culver man, Derek Kyle Mach, died Friday evening when he crashed his vehicle following a police pursuit. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE - A very large airtanker drops retardant on the Ten Mile Canyon Fire on July 9.
July 15, 2015

Two fires scorch more than 7,500 acres

by Holly M. Gill
In northeastern, southwestern parts of county Hot, dry weather, along with some lightning, set the stage for two local fires that have been burning in northeastern and southwestern Jefferson…
HOLLY M. GILL - Esperanza Mendoza, 14, of Culver, gives 'Paul,' her Yorkshire pig, a bath on Tuesday, when both FFA and 4-H members took their animals in to be weighed in preparation for the start of the Jefferson County Fair July 15.
July 15, 2015

Free fair offers family fun

by Holly M. Gill
July 15-18 at fairgrounds For the fourth year in a row, the Jefferson County Fair, which runs from July 15-18, will be free and open to the public. At the 82nd annual event, which has the theme…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Melissa Bowerman
July 15, 2015

Bowerman indicted in Deschutes Co.

by Madras Pioneer
Former MHS track coach Melissa Bowerman, 44, has been indicted by a Deschutes County grand jury on new charges involving the same juvenile boy as her previous charges. Bowerman was originally…
July 15, 2015

Fair Parade this weekend

by Susan Matheny
The Jefferson County Fair Parade will roll down 10th Street and around Sahalee Park this Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m., with the theme “Carnival Lights and Country Nights.” People can get entry…
HOLLY M. GILL - City crews excavate a section of Seventh Street from D Street just past E Street. High Desert Aggregate and Paving will complete the reconstruction of the southbound lane, which was falling apart, according to Jeff Hurd, director of the Madras Public Works Department.
July 15, 2015

Seventh Street paving project underway

by Holly M. Gill
Completion expected by end of month The city of Madras is in the process of reconstructing portions of Seventh Street that were beginning to fail. "The road is to the point where it needs to be…
July 15, 2015

Idaho man dies in motorcycle crash

by Madras Pioneeer
On Highway 26, east of Highway 35 junction An Idaho man was killed in a motorcycle crash July 6, on U.S. Highway 26, just east of the junction with Highway 35. Oregon State Police reported July…

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Jul 15, 2015

Dead salmon not bound for Pelton-Round Butte

by Madras Pioneer
Dead and distressed sockeye salmon found earlier this month in the Deschutes River appear to have been fish from the Columbia River bound for other upriver locations, who likely swam into the…
HOLLY M. GILL - The north hangar at the Madras Municipal Airport, built in 1943, has beennamed to the National Register of Historic Places.
Jul 08, 2015

Historic designation for hangar

by Holly M. Gill
Link to airport's WWII roots Madras Municipal Airport's north hangar was recognized last week for its role in the training of World War II pilots when the hangar was named to the National…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A picturesque background, with Mount Jefferson, the lights of Madras, and Venus and Jupiter, in the upper right corner, sets off the Madras Sparklers' July 4 fireworks display.
Jul 08, 2015

Community turns out for festivities

by Holly M. Gill
Breakfast, parade, fireworks Community members turned out in force Saturday, for Fourth of July activities, from the early morning runs to late night fireworks. During the Todd Beamer Memorial…
HOLLY M. GILL - The first stage of the professional Cascade Cycling Classic will start in Madras July 22, pass through Prineville, Redmond and Sisters, and end at the Dee Wright Observatory on the McKenzie Highway.
Jul 08, 2015

Cascade Cycling Classic to start first stage in Madras

by Holly M. Gill
Male, female pros will meet at JCMS, MAC For the first time ever, the Bend-based Cascade Cycling Classic is scheduled to start in Madras, and include stops in Prineville, Redmond and Sisters —…
Jul 08, 2015

Madras youth killed by tree

by Madras Pioneer
Tree-falling accident A 14-year-old Madras youth died in a tree-falling accident in Crook County on Saturday. According to Sgt. Bill Elliott, of the Crook County Sheriff's Office, the CCSO was…
Jul 08, 2015

Power outage hits area

by Susan Matheny
Pacific Power customers were hit with a power outage during Monday’s lightning storm, which affected customers from Warm Springs to Crooked River Ranch. According to Pacific Power spokesman Tom…
Jul 08, 2015

Four hospitalized in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Driver flown to Bend hospital A California man was take by air ambulance to St. Charles Bend, and four passengers to St. Charles Madras after the vehicle he was driving collided with the trailer…
Jul 08, 2015

June temperatures hotter than normal

by Madras Pioneer
No precipitation recorded The month of June was much warmer than normal, according to preliminary data received from the National Weather Service in Pendleton. The average temperature was 65.3…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - The Oregon Health Authority lifted the health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook on July 1, after test samples showed levels of blue-green algae are well within state safety guidelines.
Jul 01, 2015

State lifts health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook

by Holly M. Gill
Test results show blue-green algae toxins well below guidelines (Update: The Oregon Health Authority lifted the health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook Wednesday morning after eight sample tests…
SUSAN MATHENY - Community members got the chance to meet Warm Springs K-8 Principal  Ken Parshall, left, Madras High School Principal Mark Neffendorf, and MHS Vice Principal H.D. Weddel at forums in Madras and Warm Springs on Tuesday.
Jul 01, 2015

Band instruments donated to W.S. K-8 Academy

by Susan Matheny
Principals meet with public Public donations of musical instruments are helping to build up the band program at Warm Springs K-8 Academy. Normally, parents rent or buy instruments for their…




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